Did you know that the Divine Beast themes in Zelda: Breath of the Wild hide morse code S.O.S. signals?

Another secret hidden in plain sight

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the gift that keeps on giving. There's so many little features tucked away inside the game it's insane, and some people are just discovering elements today.

Today's feature is one we actually covered in the past, but we lost the original post due to a hardware failure. Couple that with the recent re-discovery of this by some people, and I think we have a good enough reason to share a second time.

In Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Champions were in desperate need of help in their battle, but they unfortunately didn't make it. While they may no longer be part of the living world, their spirit lives on, and their call for help from the Divine Beasts echoes out 100 years later.

In the video above, you can hear a compilation of the tunes that accompany each Divine Beast. Hiding in the background of the audio is a very distinct sound. Believe it or not, Nintendo incorporated Morse code for S.O.S. into the themes. It's very faint, but once you hear it, it's hard to ignore. In the video above, one of the best places to hear the very quiet tune is in the zero to three second mark. Listen very closely, perhaps with headphones, and you'll no doubt hear the distinct pattern.

If you need a reference for what Morse code sounds like, you can hear the regular version of the pattern here.


This game is mad, and no I didn’t know this.

They'll still be excavating secrets from this game in 100 years time. 😉

I think I saw a story about this a while back alright.

The video is dated May 2017, so yeah.

Fri Oct 23 20 09:53pm
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Yeah I also remember this. Great detail though.

But ld news is better than fake news, eh? =D

Well, I figured it out pretty early.
As a kid I had walkie-talkies, and the morse alphabet was written on them. I got curious about it and I learned at least the most famous (and purposefully very easy to learn) morse message, which is "S.O.S."
So hearing that in Breath of the Wild many years later, what it is was pretty obvious to me.


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